Checks and Balances in the U.S. Government
Since the time of the Founding Fathers, the role and
responsibilities of our government have changed in ways that Hamilton and
Jefferson couldn?t have imaged. Nonetheless, the relationship between the
government?s three branches is still defined by the separation of powers
established in the Constitution. In this series, students learn about the powers
and limits of the presidency, Congress, and federal courts. Each text encourages
critical thinking about our government?s structure, an approach that informs
readers? analysis of contemporary events. With today?s political divide, these
books offer a timely peek into the inner workings of the U.S. government.
? Primary source excerpts from the Constitution support the C3 Framework for Social Studies? mandate for inquiry into historical sources and evidence
? Adheres to the C3 Framework for Social Studies? requirement that students explain ?the powers and limits of the three branches of government?